This form can be used to detail what elements a client does and does not want in a website to be designed, as well as rough estimates for the hours of work required for each potential element.
This form is completed by the client of a website designer in order to assist the designer in providing an accurate estimate. The client specifies how they want the website set up, the design of the website, graphic features, flash capability, website content, public features, e-commerce, and admin features. Beside each website feature, this form provides the estimated time required for the designer to create the feature. However, the time estimates can be customized to reflect the knowledge, skill, and experience of each designer who uses this form. This form is ideal for small businesses that offer website design services and want to record client requests in order to provide an accurate estimate. Website Design Job Estimate [Instruction: This following form can help give an initial estimate of the hours that will be required to design a website. This form should be filled out by a prospective client.] [Note: When this document is used, a client should be made aware that this is a preliminary estimate only. Once the client has filled it out completely, the designer will have a much more accurate idea of the total time that will be required, and he or she can write a follow-up, binding and specific, work agreement.] [Note: Of course, each individual website designer can do certain specific tasks more quickly or more slowly than the below estimates. The estimated hours should be adjusted, to reflect the knowledge, skill, and experience of each designer who uses this form.] Client's needs for his or her website: Initial Setup [ ] I have an existing web site. (0 Hours) [ ] I need a basic blog site. (3 Hours) [ ] I need a basic, off the shelf, template based type site set up. (6 Hours) [ ] I need a completely custom site. (15 Hours) Site Layout Design [ ] I do not need any unique graphics designed for this project. (0 Hours) [ ] I have all my graphics but they need to be integrated. (3 Hours) [ ] I have a template but it needs minor customization. (6 Hours) [ ] I have a template but it needs major customization. (10+ Hours) [ ] I would like a custom design created for my site. (20+ Hours) Other Graphic Features [ ] I need some custom graphics made. (4 Hours) [ ] I need graphic mouse-over buttons. (4 Hours) [ ] I need a few stock photographs integrated. (4 Hours) [ ] I need a several stock photographs integrated. (9 Hours) © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 2 Flash [ ] I need a flash menu. (6 Hours) [ ] I need a short custom Flash animation. (3 Hours) [ ] I want my site in Flash a total of pages. (5 Hours per Page) [ ] I need a Flash banner. (4 Hours) Content [ ] I will add my content with a content manager. (0 Hours) [ ] I will supply pages of content in MS Word or other electronic media. (3 Hours per Page) [ ] I need pages of copy-writing done for my content. (5 Hours per Page) Public Features [ ] Member Registration (6 Hours) [ ] Discussion Forums--Simple (5 Hours) [ ] Discussion Forms--Complex (5-15+ hours) [ ] Auction Interface (8 Hours) [ ] RSS News Feeds (5 Hours) [ ] Classifieds (6 Hours) [ ] Contact Form (3 Hours) [ ] Links Page (3 Hours) [ ] Site Search (4 Hours) [ ] Email Auto-responders (2 Hours) [ ] File Uploads (8 Hours) [ ] Google Adsense Integration (or other similar tracking program) (2 Hours) E-commerce [ ] Simple shopping cart (5 Hours) © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3 [ ] Complex shopping cart (5-10+ hours) [ ] Database shopping cart (10 Hours) [ ] Credit Card Processing (4 Hours) [ ] PayPal (or another similar 3rd-Party payment processing program) Processing (3 Hours) Admin Features [ ] Off the shelf site Blog (3 Hours) [ ] Custom Site Blog (6 Hours) [ ] Custom Content Manager (6 Hours) [ ] Off the shelf Content Manager (2 Hours) [ ] Photo Gallery (6+ Hours) (Depending on the number of photos and photo galleries) [ ] Member Administration (5 Hours) [ ] Database Reports (5 Hours) [ ] Traffic Statistic Reports (1 Hour) SEO [ ] Meta-Tag Keyword Optimization (5 Hours) [ ] Search Engine Submission (3 Hours) [ ] Minor Link Building (6 Hours) [ ] Major Link Building (12 Hours) [ ] Press Release--Writing (4 Hours) [ ] Press Release--Submission (1 Hour) © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 4
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